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Alabama @ Ole Miss: Third Time is the Charm?

The third time is always the charm, or so we’re told. That’s not been the case for teams trying to beat a Nick Saban-coached team in the SEC. Since Saban arrived at LSU in 2000, no team has beaten his team three straight seasons. Ole Miss has that opportunity on Saturday afternoon in Oxford. The […]

Week 1 Lived Up to the Hype

College football’s week one lived up to every ounce of the hype, believe it or not. Houston’s dominating win over Oklahoma served notice that the Cougars were no one game wonder. Wisconsin upset LSU in Lambeau Field and proved that even without a ton of big names, the Badgers can compete with, and beat, the […]

John Harris Says the Fun Starts Soon!

The AP top 25 poll was released earlier this week and there’s a familiar school at the top of the charts, if you will. Alabama. This was the fifth time in history, and the third time under head coach Nick Saban, that the Crimson Tide has been anointed the best team in college football. It’s […]

The AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl Gridiron Legends Class of 2016 Announced

Emmy Award-winning sportscaster Jim Nantz and Heisman Trophy winner Billy Sims lead legendary class The AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl Committee has selected the 2016 Class of Gridiron Legends, the Bowl announced today. All five honorees will be introduced at the 2016 AdvoCare Texas Kickoff game on Sept. 3 and will be inducted to the Gridiron […]

John Harris at Big 12 Media Days

Earlier this week, I was up in Dallas for Big 12 Media days. It was a fast-paced, whirlwind of a day as the Oklahoma Sooners, Texas Longhorns, Kansas Jayhawks, West Virginia Mountaineers and Baylor Bears met with the assembled media on hand. Then, near the end of the proceedings on that Tuesday, it was announced […]

Predicting the 2016 Season: Week 1

ESPN.com Preseason camp has not begun, so making predictions may seem like folly. In the past, some of our annual Big 12 season predictions have been on the money while others have been way off base. But why should that stop us? Over the next couple of weeks we will be making predictions for every […]

The Top Celebrity Fans for the Top 25 Teams

ESPN.com With Mark Schlabach’s most recent Way-Too-Early Top 25 rankings as our guide, we have ranked everything from the weakest position groups to the most likely future presidential candidates. This week, football meets Hollywood. Who are the top celebrity fans for the top 25 teams? Alabama Crimson Tide – Melissa Joan Hart Her husband introduced her […]

What Makes the SEC Such a Strong Conference?

This past week, I was studying Missouri DE Charles Harris for my annual pre-season 2017 NFL Draft preview. Yes, you read that correctly; I’m already working on the 2017 Draft but I digress. Harris is a junior draft eligible and the type of player that the NFL loves. Long. Athletic. Excellent burst. Relentless QB hunter. […]

Exactly How Fast Is Jakeem Grant?

When the Texas Tech Red Raiders came to Houston for the Advocare V100 Texas Bowl, I was truly excited for the matchup between Tech and LSU. I love bowl games with teams that are stylistically different. Well, LSU and Texas Tech were certainly…uh, different. Most people in the building wanted to see LSU star RB […]

DePelchin Spring Newsletter: Texas-Sized Love for the Texas Bowl

For the past ten years, DePelchin Children’s Center has been honored to be the official charitable beneficiary of the AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl. Every December, as two teams from the Big 12 and SEC meet at NRG Stadium to compete in the Texas Bowl, DePelchin gets a front row seat to the action with player […]

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